Growing Gaps: Educational Inequality around the World

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A textbook for undergraduate students of biotechnology, especially those who are pursuing a course in human molecular genetics.
The topics are presented in a lucid, methodical way and care has been taken to keep the level of discussion simple. The various concepts are complemented by numerous practicl examples and end-of-chapter exercises.
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"Growing Gaps provides a variety of case studies that illuminate the causes and consequences of inequality globally. The readings highlight how education still plays a significant role in social mobility and social reproduction across nations. There are real theoretical and empirical gems contained within these pages."
—Richard Arum, Professor of Sociology and Education, New York University

"Paul Attewell provides a perceptive overview of sharply differing views on the function of education in today's world..."
—Contemporary Sociology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199732180
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Attewell is a Professor of Sociology who teaches in the doctoral programs in sociology and in urban education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His most recent book, co-authored with David Lavin, was Passing the Torch: Does Higher Education for the Disadvantaged Pay Off Across the Generations? It won the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Education and also the American Education Research Association's Outstanding Book Award for 2009.
Katherine S. Newman is the Malcolm Forbes Class of 1941 Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs and the Director of the Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University. Newman's most recent books include The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America (2007) and Laid Off, Laid Low: The Social and Political Consequences of Employment Instability (2008). Her forthcoming book, Brothers' Keepers? The Limits of Solidarity from the New Deal to the Era of Inequality was coauthored with Elisabeth Jacobs.

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Table of Contents

Preface:
Access to Education: Mobility Tool or Roadblock of Stratification?
Katherine Newman Ch. 1
Education and Inequality In a Global Context Paul Attewell Ch. 2
Educational Inequality in Latin America Christian Cox Ch. 3
Entrance into prestigious universities and the performance of discriminated groups on the vestibular: Black Students in the University of São Paulo, 2001-2007
Antonio S. Guimaraes Ch. 4
Education and Racial Inequality in Post Apartheid South Africa Malcolm Keswell Ch. 5
Social Class and Educational Inequality in South Korea Kwang-Yeong Shin, Byoung-Hoon Lee Ch. 6
Equal Opportunity in Higher Education in Israel: Lessons from the Kibbutz Yaakov Gilboa, Moshe Justman Ch. 7
Socio-political Changes and Inequality in Educational Opportunities in China: 1940 - 2001
Li Chunling Ch. 8
Middle-class Losers?: The role of emotion in educational careers Yi-Lee Wong Ch. 9
The After Life of NEETS Karen Robson Ch. 10
Over education and Social Generations in France: Welfare Regimes and Inter Cohort Inequalities in Returns to Education Louis Chauvel Ch. 11
Education and the Labor Market: The Case of Poland Pawel Polawski Ch. 12
The Socio-Economic Integration of Immigrants in the EU Effects of Characteristics of Origin and Destination Countries on the First and Second Generation Fenella Fleischmann, Jaap Dronkers Ch. 13
Gender, Perceptions of Opportunity, and Investment in Schooling Angel Harris

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